Sexual predators among us

A 42-year-old Indian Valley man who called his multiple sexual assaults on an elementary school girl when she was 12 and 13 “love, not rape” will spend the rest of his life in prison, serving six life terms for his assaults. Four of the life sentences against Richard Earl Bishop II were mandatory under Virginia […]

Monsters who prey on children

Circuit Judge Brett Geisler sent 27-year-old Joshua Lantz Cromer to prison for 64 years, five months this week for raping a seven-year-old girl. Cromer’s excuse for his brutal attack on a young, innocent child? He thought the girls’ father had slept with his girlfriend. He reportedly bragged to the father: “You screwed my girlfriend while […]

Sexual predators and monsters

Josh Cromer, a 27-year-old Floyd bully, admitted in Circuit Court Tuesday he brutally assaulted and raped a pre-teen-aged girl earlier this year. His reason? Revenge against the girls’ father, whom he accused of sleeping with his girlfriend while he was serving time for a third driving while intoxicated offense. Cromer entered guilty pleas to charges […]